If you were looking for the most meaningless game in sports, you’d be hard pressed to find one worse than the NFL’s Pro Bowl.
— NFL (@NFL) January 30, 2017
But this year, things actually got competitive. Held in Orlando for the first time, the Pro Bowl showcased some entertaining athletes, and some attempted defense and scoring by both sides.
What a great pro bowl!! AFC wins and I double my yearly win total all in the same night!
— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) January 30, 2017
But we still got a snore-fest. Looking to drum up excitement, the league added lots of new elements off the field (including a dodgeball game!). But on the field, we got just 33 points.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) January 30, 2017
Oh, and no scoring after halftime. The best highlight of the night was a fan running onto the field.
— cøle (@coIenerad) January 30, 2017
Seriously, the two biggest highlights of the actual game were Travis Kelce imitating an Internet meme, and Kirk Cousins chasing down Aqib Talib’s interception and forcing a fumble.
I can’t lie this a clean celebration by Travis Kelce pic.twitter.com/1XhIf0fRrg
— The Sports Deity™ (@DaSportsSavant) January 30, 2017
There were four field goals and just three touchdowns as the AFC won 20-13, while the attendance was yet again bad. It was a nice little exhibition, but the NFL should start seeing the writing on the wall of a failed experience – for fans and players alike.
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) January 29, 2017